Michael Paone

Michael Paone

Freelance Copywriter, Creative Strategist at TBD Productions
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

I share good stories with the right people.

Positions

Freelance Copywriter, Creative Strategist
TBD Productions
United States
January 2017 - Present (1 year 7 months)
Project Coordinator for Policy, Advocacy & Research
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
United States
July 2014 - January 2017 (2 years 6 months)
I managed and won policy changes for a $6 million public sector investment to develop employee-owned small businesses that build wealth in low-income communities. I also engaged community-based organizations to leverage data-driven social indicator systems and collective impact models throughout NYC.
Marketing Consultant
Nextdoor.com
United States
August 2013 - July 2014 (11 months)
I built strategic partnerships and led grassroots & guerilla marketing efforts to spur early adoption in Brooklyn, NY for the innovative hyper-local social network platform that connects neighbors and strengthens communities.
Organizational Consultant
Woodenfish Foundation
United States
February 2013 - January 2014 (11 months)
I laid the organizational groundwork for a nonprofit that fosters interfaith, intercultural dialogue & modern Buddhist spiritual practice between China and the West.
Social Worker
Brownsville Academy High School
United States
September 2011 - June 2012 (9 months)
I counseled, coached, and developed the leadership of over-aged, under-credited young people in a transfer school setting in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Lead Legislative Organizer
Hunger Free America
United States
April 2008 - August 2011 (3 years 4 months)
I spearheaded a grassroots community organizing program; I recruited, mobilized, and oversaw leadership development for low-income New Yorkers in 5 neighborhoods to win policy victories in poverty reduction and food security.
AmeriCorps VISTA
Hunger Free America
United States
April 2007 - April 2008 (1 year)
I cut my teeth as a young change maker by running an emergency food program and coordinating a network of community and faith-based based organizations in Central Brooklyn.

Education

BA Sociology, Philosophy

2002 - 2006 (4 years)
Activities and Societies: Boston University Kung Fu Club I coursed in the accumulation of all human thought since early humans started writing things down — guided by the question: 'Why do people do and believe what they do?'

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